#105 – FDR Avoided It, Truman Started It, Eisenhower Grew It, Kennedy Felt It

President Biden memorandum delivered on October 22, 2021, confirms the participants in the Kennedy assassination and the importance of their deniability: “Temporary continued postponement is necessary to protect against identifiable harm to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure.”

President Biden, a spokesman for the Executive Branch, statement concerning thousands of government secrets on the Kennedy assassination sheds light on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his murderers.

The following blog could be titled: Anatomy Of An American Coup (The Metastasis Of A Security State).

Roosevelt Avoided It

In 1943, the Soviets began turning the tide on the Germans. The U.S. recognized that the Soviet Union would emerge from World War ll as a significant world power. FDR had already accepted that the Soviets would have a sphere of influence in Eastern Europe. 

At the February 1945 Yalta Conference, President Roosevelt (FDR), Churchill and Stalin met for their second and final time. FDR and Churchill agreed to several concessions proposed by Stalin. Stalin had a paranoia personality but trusted that Roosevelt would abide by the Yalta agreements. The Soviets would retain control over part of Germany, and the USSR would also have free reign to influence the governments of its Eastern European and Asian neighbors.

Truman Started It

FDR would die two months after the Yalta Conference. Under the command of hardliner Harry Truman, the political dynamics changed dramatically. The U.S. would renege on many of FDR’s promises and concessions. Coupled with America and British fears over the spread of communism, the US-Soviet relationship spiraled downhill. Truman and his administration viewed USSR as an unfriendly nation undergoing an arms buildup with an interventionist approach to international relations.  

By 1945, the power and ambition of multinational defense corporations had expanded outside of their domain. They began a self-interest pursuit to keep the funds coming. During WWII the defense spending had increased by over 13,000 percent. By the end of the war, these companies had made huge profits.

Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, at a 1945 White House meeting, advocated for not sharing information on the atomic bomb with the Soviet Union. Forrestal persuaded Truman to agree, thereby averting any trust-building with the Soviets. The Cold War arms race had begun.

Defense contractor executives such as Lockheed, Northrup, and Douglas were looking for schemes to maintain government subsidies for their industries. They created a panel with representatives of the defense industry to lobby Congress. 

The Military-Industrial Complex was very satisfied with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. The military budget became a war budget with two permanent bureaucracies; the Department of Defense and the newly created Central Intelligence Agency. American wars would no longer be temporary, with peacetime pauses. This act unchained the perpetual war machine fueled by federal money.

Baby Steps – Greece

After the evacuation of German forces from Greece in 1944, two groups vied for power; the monarchists and the communists. Britain and the United States supported the monarchists. The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Albania, and Bulgaria supported the communists. A civil war soon developed. 

In late February 1947, Britain informed the United States it could no longer afford aid to Greece and Turkey. President Truman recognized a vacuum of influence. He feared that the Soviet Union could fill that vacuum. 

Feeling that this could be a geopolitical disaster, Truman decided to take over the British role. But doing so required persuading a Republican-controlled Congress looking to cut federal spending to foreign countries. 

In March 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered a speech before Congress. Truman felt he had to scare the hell out of the American people. Truman outlined the threat facing the United States. He declared, “It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.” 

The Military-Industrial Complex Recruits Congress

Truman asked for $400 million in military and economic assistance for Greece and Turkey. In May, Congress voted to appropriate the funds Truman had requested. By embracing what became known as the Truman Doctrine, the United States broke with its traditional reluctance to become entangled in events outside the Western Hemisphere. Truman had declared the responsibility of global leadership.

The involvement of the United States in the Greek civil war marked a new era in their attitude towards world politics. The new approach became known as the Truman Doctrine. A doctrine that still guides U.S. diplomacy today. The United States actively offers assistance to preserve the political integrity of selective nations deemed to be in the best interest of the United States.

The Marshall Plan

In June of 1947, at Harvard College, Secretary of State George C. Marshall made one of the most consequential foreign policy speeches in American history. Marshall proposed a plan as bold as it was simple: the United States would help rebuild war-torn Europe if Europeans agreed to develop a plan for reconstruction. Joseph Stalin and his allies would reject the offer. This break led to geopolitical competition between the two post-WW2 superpowers for control of Europe.

The Long Telegram – Russian Containment

In an article in Foreign Affairs dated July 1, 1947, a State Department official named George Kennan argued that U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union had erroneously assumed that offering incentives would persuade the Kremlin to be more cooperative. On the contrary, Kennan wrote, powerful internal dynamics drove Soviet behavior, and “as a result, only the threat of force could limit or alter Soviet ambitions.” 

In The Sources of Soviet Conduct, Kennan refined and extended his argument, writing that the “main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of a long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies.” The doctrine of containment would guide U.S. foreign policy for the next four decades. 

Fear – Soviet Explode Nuclear Bomb 

In September 1949, the Soviets exploded an atomic bomb. Congress approved the military appropriation for NATO that Truman had requested. The US-Soviet arms race had commenced. This escalating back and forth became the pattern for the Cold War arms race for the next 50 years, much to the delight of armaments contractors and the generals and admirals on both sides. However, pushback on military and defense spending was beginning to surface in Congress.

Opportunity Knocks – Korean War 

In early June of 1950, Secretary of State Dean Acheson declared Korea outside the defense perimeter of US national security. Later that same month, Kim Il-sung’s North Korean troops crossed over the 38th Parallel into South Korea. Acheson then led the charge to join the Korean conflict. Pentagon leaders warned against a land war in Asia, but President Truman followed Acheson. The United States, under cover of the United Nations, went to war, scuttling any hope for a post-World War II movement to demilitarize America. 

Instead, the US defense budget jumped from $13 billion in 1951 to $50 billion in 1953; the US nuclear arsenal grew from 300 bombs in 1950 to 1,300 bombs in 1953. Welcoming in the permanent war economy, Dean Acheson said, “Korea saved us.” Meaning that the Korean Action jump-started what Eisenhower in 1961 originally termed the Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex. Congress defense spending paved the way for a new government-funded warfare state. 

Korea afforded unprecedented opportunities for advancing the globalist program. Truman assigned the US Seventh Fleet to patrol the strait between Taiwan and the mainland. The US added four more divisions in Europe and allocated $4 billion for the rearmament of our European allies. 

Indochina – Before The U.S. Vietnam War 

Some months before the Korean War, Truman had initiated American involvement in Indochina, supporting the French and their puppet ruler Bao Dai against the nationalist and Communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh. Korea furnished welcome cover for stepping up aid to the French, which soon amounted to a half-billion dollars a year. 

The United States provided the bulk of the material resources for the French-Vietnam colonial war. The State Department defended this commitment citing the production of much-needed rice, rubber, and tin imported from Indochina. More to the point, after Mao took control of China, there was the fear that the loss of Indochina, including Vietnam, would represent a defeat in the struggle against what was portrayed as a unified and coordinated Communist push to take over the world. 

Eisenhower – Grew It

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under the guidance of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and his brother CIA Director Allen Dulles, grew the Security State. The foreign and domestic policy would never be the same. The Truman Cold War containment policy became covert and overt actions. Eisenhower cut resources to the conventional military but increased spending on nuclear weapons. 

In 1953, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) helped stage a coup in Iran to replace nationalist Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh with the American allied Shah of Iran. In 1954, the CIA staged another coup in Guatemala. President Jacabo Arbenz Guzman, a land reformer was removed in favor of a more friendly dictator. 

CIA covert actions in foreign nations damaged the ability of the U.S. to exercise moral and ethical leadership throughout the world. While the Eisenhower administration succeeded in reducing communist influence in the 1950s, covert operations damaged the long-term national security interests of the United States. 

By 1960 Eisenhower warned, “God help this country when we have a man sitting at this desk who doesn’t know as much about the military as I do.” Then on January 17, 1961, Eisenhower gave his nationally televised farewell address from the Oval Office. “Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry,” he said, “in contrast with the permanent armaments industry of vast proportions that had been created in the previous fifteen years.”

Eisenhower concluded his farewell address with, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That misplaced power has pushed, cajoled, and coerced the US into wars, coups, and assassinations abroad and at home.  

Kennedy – Felt It

In June 1963, Kennedy made his famous Peace Speech at American University. Kennedy would declare that he intended to end the Cold War. That day in June would be Kennedy’s final plead for peace. He was calling for the end of the Cold War because it was “the necessary rational end of rational men.” In 2021 we are still looking for those rational men or women. 

Kennedy proposed an offer: “We are unwilling to impose our system on any unwilling people — but we are willing and able to engage in peaceful competition with any people on earth.” His vision for American foreign policy did not sit well with the Pentagon and the CIA. They viewed Kennedy to be naive and dangerous to the extreme. 

Kennedy Treasonous Acts?

In their eyes, what Kennedy was doing and had previously done were grave threats to national security. The Pentagon and the CIA believed a communist takeover of the United States was imminent if Kennedy remained in power. They considered many actions of the Kennedy administration as treasonous. 

Like:

1. Refusing to provide air support to the CIA-trained Cuban exiles who invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. They blamed him for the capture or death of these men.

2. He fired CIA Director Allen Dulles, a man admired and revered by the U.S. national-security establishment.

3. He threatened to destroy the CIA by tearing it into a thousand pieces and scattering it to the winds.

4. He rejected Operation Northwoods, a Pentagon fraudulent plan to kill American citizens to provoke a Cuban invasion.

5. He settled the Cuban Missile Crisis with back door communications with Khrushchev, keeping the security state officials and Joint Chiefs of Staff in the dark. 

6. He gave up NATO/US missiles in Turkey, aimed at the Soviet Union, as a tradeoff for the Soviets removing their missiles from Cuba. 

7. He agreed the U.S. would never invade Cuba, basically agreeing to Cuban sovereignty.

8. He entered into the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union over the vehement objections of the CIA and Pentagon, which believed that nuclear testing was essential to national security.

9. He proposed a joint project to the Moon with the Soviets. Reaching out to the Soviet Union in a spirit of sharing rocket technology, offers of peace and friendship were unacceptable.

10. In National Security Action Memorandum 263, dated October 11, 1963, Kennedy articulated his decision to withdraw all U.S. military forces from Vietnam by the end of 1965 — with full withdrawal completed after the 1964 election. 

11. He supported the U.S. civil rights movement, which the national-security establishment believed to be a front for an international communist conspiracy generated from Moscow.

Kennedy was a junior Naval officer telling his military superiors how to behave, what they could do, and what they could not do in pursuit of National Security. His attitude did not last long in that world of powerful, arrogant Generals and Admirals. Today peace is still a threat to the budgets and power of the Pentagon, the CIA, the NSA, and the army of defense contractors.

The Kennedy peace movement ended in Dallas in November of 1963. What action would the National Security State take if those that believe in peace called for a friendly and harmonious relationship with Russia, China, North Korea, and Cuba? Would we all be assassinated? Nah, there are not enough Oswald patsies to go around. 

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